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  • Fundraising Team

    Jonny Cole

    Fundraising Manager

    Jonny came to Cavendish Cancer Care to help out for a month in 2006 after getting involved with us through a corporate partner and never left. After meeting so many people that Cavendish Care has made a significant difference to he feels passionately about the care we provide. He is married to Jenny and is father to Jack and in his (limited) spare time enjoys playing for Rotherham Hockey Club as a goalkeeper.

    Talk to Jonny about…
    – Taking on a challenge to fundraise for Cavendish (e.g. a marathon)
    – Running your own fundraising event
    – Donating stamps

    Helen Iredale

    Fundraising Officer

    Helen joined the team at Cavendish in March 2019 as Fundraising Officer. Her role involves getting out and about, raising the profile of the charity and helping the community and local businesses create fun and memorable fundraising events. After accessing the Young People’s Service at Cavendish when she was 10 years old, Helen was excited for the opportunity to contribute to the charity’s growth and make a real difference for those affected by cancer as well as their families. Helen joins Cavendish with a background in museum studies. She likes to spend her free time wandering the Peak District with her dog, visiting art galleries, and exploring new places.

    Talk to Helen about…
    – Fundraising with your community
    – Corporate fundraising
    – Events

    Mike Sawkins

    Trusts & Insight Manager

    Mike first joined Cavendish Cancer Care in 2015 after several years spent carrying out biomedical research in the UK and Ireland. What he enjoys most about working here is being able to see on a daily basis the difference that our support makes to local families as a reminder of why he wanted to make that change. He briefly left us at the end of 2016 but rejoined the team in February 2018 and quickly felt as if he’d never been away! He focuses on securing funding from trusts and foundations as well as working to understand and demonstrate the impact of our work. At home Mike loves to cook and is especially happy when baking bread and sweet treats for himself and his family.

    Talk to Mike about…
    – Charitable trusts and foundations
    – Learning more about the difference we make
    – Abseiling!

    Kirsty White

    Corporate Partnerships Officer 

    Kirsty’s background is within corporate events from organising team building events and large scale conferences to family fun days and parties; which all help businesses achieve maximum employee engagement. Joining the team in 2019, she wanted to showcase Cavendish in the vibrant corporate world of South Yorkshire and develop relationships with companies across the city. Working closely with these companies, she helps to develop their CSR strategy and impact on the local community living with cancer, and what better way than through a fun and engaging fundraising event for all of your employees? She loves to hear about what you’ve been up to and the direct impact your company has made on the lives of the patient, families, carers and young people of the region. Kirsty enjoys going back home to Oxfordshire from time to time and spending time outdoors in her garden, Rother Valley or the Peak District.

    Talk to Kirsty about…
    – Charity of the Year
    – Corporate Partnerships
    – Payroll Giving
    – Employee Volunteering